8609 prayer, as praise and thanksgiving
Prayer embraces praising God for who he is, thanking him for what he has already done, and looking forward with joy to what he has promised to do in the future.
Scripture exhorts God’s people to praise and thank him
Praise and thanksgiving in prayer for God’s goodness towards his people
Notable songs of praise and thanksgiving
Ex 15:1-18 Moses, on crossing the Red Sea David, on his deliverance from Saul: 2Sa 22:2-51; Ps 18:1-50
1Ch 16:8-36 David, on bringing the ark to Jerusalem; Lk 1:46-55 Mary, on learning that she was to be the mother of Jesus Christ